Agency for Nuclear Projects
The Agency for Nuclear Projects (Nuclear Waste Project Office) is a part of the Nevada state government, under the administration of the Governor of Nevada. The organization is based in Carson City.
The Agency, created within the Office of the Governor, works to ensure the health, safety and welfare of Nevada's citizens, environment, and its economy with regard to disposal and transportation of nuclear waste throughout the State of Nevada. The Agency is responsible for fulfilling the federal oversight responsibilities called for in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982. The NWPA was amended in 1987 to select Yucca Mountain in Southern Nevada as the nation's permanent nuclear waste repository.
Created in 1985 to help the state fight the siting of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository it was headed by Robert Loux until he resigned on September 29, 2008, to be replaced by Bruce Breslow.